Baker Botts LLP has added a former Kirkland & Ellis LLP intellectual property litigator who specializes in technology patent cases before the International Trade Commission as a special counsel in its Washington, D.C., office, the firm has announced.
An Australian citizen admitted in Massachusetts federal court Tuesday that he led a conspiracy to smuggle $700,000 worth of items made from elephant ivory, rhinoceros horn and coral into China from the United States.
The U.S. Department of Commerce should speed up its probe into whether to impose new national security-based steel tariffs to counter efforts by other countries to dump the commodity into the U.S., Massachusetts’ two Democratic senators urged the agency on Wednesday.
Four nutrition companies and five Chinese citizens with high-ranking roles at the businesses were indicted Wednesday in Texas federal court on allegations they conspired to sell dietary supplements that included stimulants not disclosed on their labels.
U.S. officials are slated to huddle with their Indian counterparts and talk trade on Thursday, offering the Trump administration its first chance to put its stamp on a crucial bilateral relationship and tackle a slew of market access issues afflicting U.S. businesses in a litany of sectors.
Canada has accepted requests by the European Union, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand to formally observe a dispute brought by the United States over its northern neighbor’s purported restrictions on foreign wine reaching its grocery stores, the World Trade Organization said Wednesday.
The U.K. seeks to agree to a broad outline of a transitional Brexit arrangement with the European Union by the first quarter of next year, but the deal might not be finalized until just before Britain leaves the bloc in March 2019, British Brexit Secretary David Davis said Wednesday.
An American subsidiary of M&G Chemicals, one of the world's largest plastic resin producers, sought Chapter 11 protection in Delaware on Tuesday, following its Italian parent into bankruptcy and listing between $100 million and $500 million in liabilities.
Turkish steel pipe producer Toscelik Profil filed a complaint in the U.S. Court of International Trade on Monday requesting that a U.S. Department of Commerce decision slapping the company with countervailing duties earlier this month be remanded for redetermination.
Rio Tinto and two former top executives were slapped Monday in New York federal court with a lawsuit by investors seeking damages after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused the company of fraudulently concealing the decline in value of a Mozambique coal business that it acquired for $3.7 billion and later sold for just $50 million.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Monday urged the Trump administration to consider renegotiating a guest worker component in NAFTA that facilitates the TN visa category, calling it a vehicle for businesses to import “cheap foreign labor” into the United States.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Tuesday weighed possible approaches for countries to collect value-added tax on cross-border trades of digital and other intangible products, including a requirement for suppliers outside a tax jurisdiction to account for VAT.
Senate Finance Committee ranking member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., said Tuesday that he will not support advancing any new Trump administration trade nominees out of committee until the White House provides more clarity on its objectives in the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.
The U.S. Department of Commerce teed up another early round of tariffs on biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia late Monday after finding the dynamic fuel source was being sold at unfairly low prices in the U.S. market.
Rimon PC has snagged a new intellectual property partner for its Palo Alto office who boasts years of experience advising and representing Chinese companies at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and developing the firm's drone technology practice.
China on Monday lifted, effective immediately, its ban on a variety of soft, moldy cheeses from Europe less than two months after it was imposed, after the European Union said the ban didn’t smell right.
The House of Representatives passed a series of bills Monday aimed at increasing shipping security, intercepting international drug shipments, and investigating the security standards in Cuban airports.
A group of Democratic senators expressed concern to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross over the administration's shelving of security-based steel and aluminum investigations in favor of a legislative push for tax reform, arguing the two efforts are separate and delaying the investigation hurts U.S. workers.
Delaware’s Supreme Court on Monday shot down as too late an investor group’s bid to weigh in on a closely watched appeal involving Walmart Corp., bribery in Mexico and the multijurisdictional fallout from stockholder derivative suit dismissals.
In Law360’s latest glimpse at the World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body, a bitter showdown over a commercial boycott in the Persian Gulf lurches forward while members fail to gain traction in their quest to resolve a quarrel over the filling of vacant Appellate Body seats.
President Donald Trump has begun the process of renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement, fulfilling one of his bedrock campaign promises. As the administration prepares to reopen the agreement for the first time in 23 years, catch up on all of Law360’s latest coverage of NAFTA and what lies ahead for the U.S., Mexico and Canada.
The Federal Circuit and several district courts have issued decisions interpreting the inter partes review estoppel provisions, but the U.S. International Trade Commission has not yet had an opportunity. Bryan Vogel and Derrick Carman of Robins Kaplan LLP analyze the likely ways in which the ITC will follow or depart from the Article III courts in its application of the estoppel provisions.
One consequence of the increasing restriction being imposed on Chinese investment in the U.S. is that more transactions will be structured to fall outside the scope of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, arguably weakening its effectiveness as a national security gatekeeper, says Scott Flicker of Paul Hastings LLP.
Litigator Roberta Walburn’s rollicking new book, "Miles Lord: The Maverick Judge Who Brought Corporate America to Justice," is a really good read — a fascinating story about a life lived in the heat of battle and usually at the edge of what might have been considered appropriate for a federal judge, says Chief U.S. District Judge John Tunheim of the District of Minnesota.
For as long as e-discovery lawyers have been using technology assisted review, a belief has persisted that it cannot be used economically or effectively in small cases. But TAR can be highly effective in small cases, typically reducing the time and cost of a review project by 60 to 80 percent, say John Tredennick, Thomas Gricks III and Andrew Bye of Catalyst Repository Systems LLC.
It is clear that certain Senate Democrats want to strengthen “Buy American” policies and requirements, and they likely will continue to focus their efforts on “Buy American” reform. It is also quite notable that these same Senate Democrats essentially are aligned with the Trump administration on these matters, say attorneys with Covington & Burling LLP.
The Sedona Conference Working Group's updated Sedona Principles provides a timely reminder that the legal industry needs to be thinking more seriously about the interconnectedness between e-discovery and information governance, says Saffa Sleet of FTI Consulting Inc.
Beyond the stark lesson of the costs associated with bribing foreign officials, there are several key takeaways from Telia’s recent $965 million Foreign Corrupt Practices Act penalty, including the Trump administration’s continuing commitment to enforcing the FCPA and extracting significant settlements, say attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Albert Einstein famously said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” That maxim applies to large companies that seek more value and diversity from their outside counsel by expecting big firms to change. There’s a simple solution to this problem, according to attorneys Margaret Cassidy, Sara Kropf and Ellen D. Marcus.
The World Trade Organization Appellate Body recently ruled that tax incentives provided by Washington state in the aerospace sector are not prohibited import substitution subsidies. The decision indicates that a challenge to such subsidies can only succeed if it shows that they are contingent upon the use of domestic goods, says Brendan McGivern of White & Case LLP.
Last week, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States released its unclassified annual report for the 2015 calendar year. While dated, the information in the report is nevertheless useful — the data clearly point to the CFIUS future we are now living through, say attorneys with Kirkland & Ellis LLP.